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ISA and Communication Multimedia and Infrastructure Association of India (CMAI) Sign MOU

In September 2019, ISA signed a MOU with the Communication Multimedia and Infrastructure Association of India (CMAI) to adapt the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Cyber-Risk Handbook for Boards of Directors for use by company boards in India. The handbook will be available during the first quarter of 2020.

In November 2019, Larry Clinton, ISA President & CEO, will meet with the CMAI members to review the development process for the Handbook. Larry Clinton will also attend and present at the 2019 International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in New Delhi. His presentation topic is Cybersecurity and the Dark Net. He will also announce to the attendees about the intended production process and publication of a cyber risk handbook for India corporate boards.

In November of 2013, ISA President Larry Clinton traveled to India at the invitation of the State Department to speak about cybersecurity issues in the international context.

ISA President Larry Clinton speaks before the Cyber Society of India in 2013.
ISA President Larry Clinton speaks before the Cyber Society of India in 2013.

In Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Clinton spoke with T. K. Ramachandran, a member of the board of governors and the secretary of the ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu. The academy is a non-profit organization that prepares students in the information technology industry. Clinton also had an opportunity to attend a roundtable event organized by the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce.

While in Mumbai, Clinton spoke at length with MTV India as a part of the MTV Webbed initiative, an opportunity that provided exposure to the issue of cybersecurity to a broad, international audience. Additionally, he delivered a presentation to the Data Security Council of India, an industry self-regulatory body. While there, he also gave an interview with Digit Magazine, the premier technology magazine of India.

While attending these events, Clinton described the importance of economic incentives to the growth, implementation, and wide-spread uses of quality cybersecurity practices and defenses. He stressed the importance of market incentives to guide sustainable cybersecurity. He also discussed the best practices and standards found in the ISA Social Contract. Download (pdf) a keynote presentation Clinton delivered during the India Economics of Cybersecurity Conference.

The Cyber Society of India listens to ISA President Larry Clinton in 2013.
The Cyber Society of India listens to ISA President Larry Clinton in 2013.